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“Can you be a hero?” – RSPA Story Theatre Tour 2011

During December, Riverside School of Performing Arts (RSPA) toured their exciting and energetic production of “Bess in a Bother” to an estimated 3,200 children in 13 schools across Birmingham. In dynamic adaptations of The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son, we asked children if they could be a hero and do something unexpected for someone else.  Schools responded really well to both the themes of the play and also to the performers themselves.

Feedback from one school said RSPA were “An energetic, creative team of young actors…They had the children gripped and entertained throughout. Thank you!”  Another commented that “The children were captivated and thoroughly enjoyed the performances.”

We also ran additional workshops in some schools which explored the techniques used in the production and encouraged the children’s creativity, confidence and performance skills.

The RSPA team completed the tour with 3 public performances at The HUB in Kings Heath.

Watch out for ‘Blood, Sweat & Chocolate’, our next production which explores issues surrounding Human Trafficking and the chocolate industry. This exciting documentary theatre show is aimed at teenagers and already attracting attention of the Fair Trade Foundation and Fair Trade Birmingham, with companies contacting us to see how they can help.  If you know a secondary school that would be interested in booking our show, please contact us. So to see what the fuss is all about, catch us at the MAC on 23rd and 24th March 2012!